When Montrose County launched the Rimrocker Trail for off-highway vehicles and non-motorized travel, the goal was to boost the West End economy. Officials reasoned the 160 miles through redrock canyons from the Nucla area to Moab, Utah, would attract the same folks who pour into that outdoor mecca every year — as well as delight locals.

They likely didn’t expect two unique travelers: 32-gallon-barrels of bourbon, hailing from Swamp Fox Distillery in Buena Vista, Georgia. The barrels made the trip with Swamp Fox owner Britt Moon and his son, Nathan as an experiment. This year, the contents of those well-traveled barrels will be bottled into a limited batch and — under a licensing agreement with Montrose County — branded with the Rimrocker Trail logo.

Katharhynn Heidelberg is the Montrose Daily Press assistant editor and senior writer. Follow her on Twitter, @kathMDP.

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